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5 Simple Steps to End Any Fight

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.16.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

The more you communicate in this way with your partner, honestly and directly, yet with compassion, the closer and stronger your relationship will become.

We All Scream for Ice Cream: 31 Flavors of Marriage

Mary Novaria | Posted 04.08.2014 | Fifty
Mary Novaria

There may very well be 31 years worth of flavors in ice cream land -- Jamaican Me Crazy, anyone? -- but, to ward off diabetes, lactose intolerance, and clichéd husband jokes, here's just a taste.

When a Couple Goes (Selectively) Hard of Hearing

Bonni Brodnick | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Bonni Brodnick

My suggestion is that the next time your partner tells you that you need to have your hearing checked, bring him/her along to your appointment. Have him be the one with the headsets in the sound booth. Tell the audiologist to take a lunch break and you call the words.

Why I Hoard My Emails

Melissa T. Shultz | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Melissa T. Shultz

I hoard emails. My reason for hoarding them is simple: I might need them some day. Emails serve as written proof of a conversation. This is helpful for a number of reasons, from memory nudging and legal/historical documentation, to spousal argument proof (See, hon, I did tell you my Aunt Rose was coming to town).

Flirtation or Infidelity? What's Okay and What's Not

Lisa Firestone | Posted 04.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

Trust can be a difficult thing to build, because people already carry their own defenses and distrust from past hurts, rejections and deceptions. Yet, trust and communication are fundamental to establishing closeness, intimacy and real love.

Conscious Uncoupling and the Paradox of Conscious Commitment

Thea and Duane Harvey | Posted 04.02.2014 | Divorce
Thea and Duane Harvey

Relationships do end, and it is important to stop viewing this as failure. The success or failure of a relationship should not be determined by it's length, but by our ability to allow another human being into our heart and grow from the experience.

Sudden Retirement: Wows and Warnings

Suzette Standring | Posted 03.27.2014 | Fifty
Suzette Standring

For years, David's work schedule had him out of the house at sunrise, returning way past sundown. Now he's home with me 24/7, and as a couple, we have much to relearn about each other in that sudden togetherness. Apparently, I talk out loud to myself... a lot.

The Nightmare Of Loving A Smoker Who Just Won't Quit

Roz Warren | Posted 03.25.2014 | Fifty
Roz Warren

Mark was a smoker when we met 19 years ago, and he's smoked ever since. I wish he didn't, but I can't convince him to stop. The first boy I ever fell for, at 17, was also a smoker. It went along with his scruffy, adorable 'bad boy' vibe. I loved those smoky kisses. Now I'm 59, and what was irresistibly edgy in a 17-year-old boy seems idiotic and self-destructive in a man pushing 60.

4 Common Mistakes People Make After A Breakup

GalTime | Posted 03.24.2014 | Divorce
GalTime

Everyone processes the end of a relationship differently, but if your goal is to accept it and move on, there are some actions to sidestep for a healthy recovery.

The Hidden Cost of Fitting In

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

Many of us spend our lives twisting ourselves into shapes and postures that are unnatural and uncomfortable in hopes of gaining acceptance from others whose approval we desire. We may contort ourselves into shapes that are entirely unnatural for us.

This Couple Is Getting Married Every Single Day For A Year

Posted 03.19.2014 | Weddings

One might think holding 365 weddings would be stressful, but it was the precisely the stress of planning a one-day nuptial ceremony that led Rachael K...

9 Great Ways To Get Your Spouse Off The Couch

Next Avenue | Linda Melone | Posted 03.18.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Next Avenue By Linda Melone If your overweight significant other prefers to sleep an extra half-hour rather than go for a brisk wal...

10 Ways To Add Even More Romance To Your Honeymoon

Adam Warner | Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings
Adam Warner

It will be easy to take the romance to another level if your accommodations feature invigorating extras like a plunge pool, clawfoot bathtub, or Jacuzzi. Draw a bath, add some rose petals, and then pop open a bottle of your favorite champagne.

My Marriage Is Incredibly Important, From Chelsea Clinton (VIDEO)

Posted 03.17.2014 | MarloThomas

Chelsea Clinton, Vice Chair of the Clinton Foundation, has made her marriage a top priority, and she had some excellent tips to share with us about ho...

7 Things Resilient Couples Do Differently

Paula Davis-Laack | Posted 03.17.2014 | Healthy Living
Paula Davis-Laack

When a relationship hits a rough patch, it can be easy to think pessimistically. Thinking optimistically isn't about rainbows and unicorns, rather, it's about being realistic. Optimistic thinkers are able to identify solutions that haven't yet been tried. In addition, optimistic thinkers zero in on what they can control, influence or leverage.

Is There (Marital) Life After an Affair?

Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW | Posted 03.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Linda Bloom LCSW and Charlie Bloom MSW

The consequences of an affair may have more to do with how each partner responds to it than the affair itself. As many couples have discovered, even in the midst of the most painful circumstances, when there is a shared intention to heal, repair and take responsibility, what may have previously seemed impossible can become a reality.

8 Laws To Keep Women In Line That Are Somehow Still On The Books

The Huffington Post | Sara Boboltz | Posted 03.17.2014 | Women

Sometimes the law changes quickly, as in the case of Massachusetts' "upskirting" case last week. After the state's highest court declared it admissibl...

To All Those Guys Out There

Hannah Berkman | Posted 03.13.2014 | Women
Hannah Berkman

You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.

Loving Hearts, Analytical Minds and Curious Souls: A Millennial Travel Manifesto

Patrick Furlong | Posted 03.12.2014 | Travel
Patrick Furlong

You're in a job you find unfulfilling and it seems that, day by day, your confidence takes a hit. If 30 is the new 20, what's that make 25? I know it's easy to get frustrated, easier still to doubt yourself in the midst of uncertainty, but know this: It can all work out, provided you have the will and the patience to make it so.

How to Raise Your New Blended Family as a Friendly Acquisition and Not A Hostile Merger

Diane L. Danois, J.D. | Posted 03.10.2014 | Divorce
Diane L. Danois, J.D.

The challenges of blending two families are complex, and require a significant investment of time, patience and compromise. Not unlike baking a soufflé, the process cannot be rushed, or it will fall flat and be completely undesirable.

20 Little Ways To Make Your Marriage Even Stronger

Posted 03.01.2014 | Weddings

By Sharon Naylor for Bridal Guide You want to be with the love of your life forever, and he with you, so always make your marriage a top priority (...

Married Men More Likely to Be Overweight: Here's How to Reverse the Trend

Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D. | Posted 02.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Carlene Thomas R.D., L.D.

If you both make health a priority, and make it team approach, you can help each other develop life long healthy habits.

10 Signs He's Cheating

Jonathan Alpert | Posted 02.26.2014 | Healthy Living
Jonathan Alpert

Past behavior is often an indicator of current or future behavior, even in relationships. If he's done it before it only makes it easier to do it again.

Celebrating 25 Years of Marriage, One Bike Route at a Time

Jerry Lanson | Posted 02.25.2014 | Travel
Jerry Lanson

That night they had visitors: a whole pack of coyotes. "They were all around us," Allan recalls. "There must have been a dozen of them."

7 Healthy Weeknight Dinners For Two

Phoebe Lapine | Posted 02.21.2014 | Taste
Phoebe Lapine

Sometimes it's our significant other that feeds our bad eating habits.